In search of Condor N8

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In search of Condor N8

Following an extraordinary area sighting of North America’s largest and one of the most endangered birds, the pursuit becomes irresistible
Franz Carver, a seasonal park ranger at Mesa Verde National Park, spotted N8, a California condor Thursday on County Road 31 in Montezuma County. N8 is a 2-year-old bird that was part of the Grand Canyon National Park Service’s recovery program. He had been presumed missing and feared dead since February.
Carver
Holub

In search of Condor N8

Franz Carver, a seasonal park ranger at Mesa Verde National Park, spotted N8, a California condor Thursday on County Road 31 in Montezuma County. N8 is a 2-year-old bird that was part of the Grand Canyon National Park Service’s recovery program. He had been presumed missing and feared dead since February.
Carver
Holub
Condors in comparison

Common raven
U.S. population: 1,800,000
Wingspan: 46-47 inches
Length: 22-27 inches
Weight: 24-57 oz. (1.5-3.6 lbs)
Turkey vulture
U.S. population: 5,040,000
Wingspan: 67-70 inches
Length: 25-32 inches
Weight: 71 oz. (4.4 lbs)
Golden eagle
U.S. population: 105,000
Wingspan: 73-87 inches
Length: 28-33 inches
Weight: 106-216 oz. (6.6-13.5 lbs.)
California condor
World/U.S. population: 425 (219 wild, 206 captive)
Wingspan: 109 inches
Length: 46-53 inches
Weight: 247-349 oz. (15.4- 21.8 lbs.)
Source: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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